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RELIGIOUS/OTHER.
Rawdat Al-Safa.
[Persian Manuscript].

Published
Persia, 1662
Plates
1
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Persia, 1662
Ref
1581

Mir Muhammad Ibn Burhan Al-Din known as Mir Khwand (d. 1498), Rabat Al-Safa, Book VI, copied by Muhammed Mu'in Ibn Muhammed Shafi' Ibn Haji Muhammed Al-Katib, dedicated to Mirza Mansur, Persia, Safavid, dated 1073 AH / 1662 AD. Persian manuscript on paper, 259 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 27 lines to the page, written in nasal' liq in black ink, ruled in red and blue titles and important sentences in red with a gold polychrome heading decorated with concentric gold spirals, in green binding. Divided into eight volumes. Rabat al-safa is a compilation of various histories both in Arabic and Persian. Several seal impressions, all from the 19th century are present. One note identifies the text, correctly as 'volume 6 of Rabat al-safa and says it was purchased in Qandak in 1297 AH (1879-80 AD). There is a village called Qandak in Khurasan near the Afghan border. Leather boards, with lines in ruled gilt, spine rubbed and worn in places, marbled paper inner boards. Contents good.